Generally speaking, I hate generalizations. I usually prefer to attempt to distill concepts down to their irrefutable, fundamental truths. But, sometimes there are concepts or perceptions that resist the boiling process and must remain generalizations. Such is the case with trying to characterize Republicans and Democrats. There are no fundamental truths with either population so … More The party of “We” versus the party of “Me”
Information cocoons are a real phenomenon, spun by the positive feedback loop of only considering opinions consistent with one’s own currently held opinion. Cocoons can also be created by our inability to assimilate and process the sheer volume of information available to us. I was reminded of the latter when I was made aware of … More Mexican American Studies in Tucson – Victory or An Ouroboros Moment?
And some information is more equal than other but in today’s connected world the difference is becoming increasingly opaque. Advances in technology have eroded information filters that had historically allowed the consumption of information in a manner consistent with our ability to process it. Failure to differentiate meaningful information from informational background noise facilitates the … More Not all information is equal